JCoSS: Don't stop believing, it can happen

By Jennifer Lipman, June 30, 2011

Almost a decade after its founders gathered to discuss the idea, the UK's first cross-communal Jewish secondary school has been officially opened.


MP opens new parent-promoted Jewish school

By Jennifer Lipman, June 28, 2011

JCoSS, the UK's first cross-communal Jewish secondary school has been officially opened by the undersecretary of state for children, Tim Loughton MP.

More than 200 people marked the opening of the voluntary-aided, co-educational school in Barnet, including former Schools Secretary Ed Balls, JCoSS president Gerald Ronson and headteacher Jeremy Stowe-Lindner.


Social climbers reach their peak in Scotland

June 24, 2011

Twenty-one Glasgow community members scaled 884-metre Scottish peak The Cobbler on Sunday in aid of the UJIA Ethiopian bar/batmitzvah twinning project.

The ascent includes sections where climbers have to scramble up slopes but despite appalling weather conditions, the group completed the challenge.


Chelsea stars give parents the boot

By Andrew Pentol, June 23, 2011

Having played in a King Solomon High School parents XI trounced 9-0 by a team of Chelsea footballing legends, Paul Lenchner reflected that "in the end, fitness was key. Our preparation was bagels. Theirs was energy and glucose drinks."


It's YOUR Time2Shine! Creative weekly drama and music workshops for children and teens.

By rach creeger, June 23, 2011
Monday 12 September
4:30pm - 12 December 2011, 7:30pm


Edinburgh Preview - charity comedy night with headline act Steve Hall!

By rach creeger, June 22, 2011
Wednesday 6 July
8:00pm - 10:00pm


Young volunteers are honoured

June 16, 2011

A record 140 pupils from London Jewish schools have been recognised for their volunteering efforts through the fourth Yoni Jesner awards, remembering a young leader killed in a 2002 Tel Aviv bus bomb.

Ninety of the winners received their awards from the Chief Rabbi and Yoni Jesner's grandmother Vivian Black at a St John's Wood Synagogue ceremony attended by more than 350 people.


Barnet sorry about special needs failings

By Robyn Rosen, June 16, 2011

A strictly Orthodox Golders Green family have won compensation and an apology from a London council for a four year delay in providing support for their daughter.

The mother of the nine-year-old requested a care plan from Barnet Council when her daughter, who has learning difficulties, was struggling in a class of 30 in a mainstream Jewish school.


Rosh Pinah builds

June 16, 2011

A £3.5 million building programme at Edgware's Rosh Pinah Primary including a modern early years unit has been approved by Barnet Council and construction is expected to start in January.

The project is designed to have Rosh Pinah's operations on a single site in Glengall Road. Its 120 nursery and reception children are currently taught at the original school site in Mowbray Road.


BMI The Garden Hospital Health Awareness Day at the North Western Reform Synagogue

By BMI The Garden Hospital, June 15, 2011
Sunday 17 July